To Build a Fire

what is the underlying theme in To Build A Fire by jack london

what was the the underlying theme in the story.

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Jack London was known as a "naturalist". The themes of his stories, including To Build a Fire, had to do with mans' place in the natural world. Man is very insignificant when faced with the awesome power of nature. The story dealt with the foolhardy pride and lack of judgment of a man in the harsh Yukon which lead to his demise.